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Living Planet Report

Every two years, WWF publishes the Living Planet Report, a science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Global Footprint Network contributes the Ecological Footprint assessment as a measure of human demand.

The Living Planet Report uses the Ecological Footprint and additional complementary measures to explore the changing state of global biodiversity and human consumption. The Living Planet Report 2018, released October 30, 2018, shows that the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity has contributed to a 60 percent plunge in wild vertebrate populations from 1970 to 2014.

The top threats to species identified in the report are directly linked to human activities, including habitat loss, degradation, and over-exploitation of wildlife. According to Global Footprint Network, humanity is currently using the resources of 1.7 planets to provide the goods and services we demand when we only have one Earth.

Living Planet Report Partners

WWF
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

Zoological Society of London
Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation, and educational organization. Its mission is to achieve and promote the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Download or view the Living Planet Report 2018:

English – Full report (15 MB)
French – Summary  |  German – Summary

Download or view past Living Planet Reports:

Living Planet Report 2016
English – Full Report (22 MB)  |  English – Summary (6 MB)
French – Summary  |  Spanish – Summary  |  German – Summary  |  Italian – Summary
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Living Planet Report 2014
English – Full Report (25 MB) | English – Summary (12 MB)  |

Italian – Summary  | Spanish – Summary   |
Russian – Summary  |  Chinese – Summary   

The Ecological Footprint for Sustainable Living in Japan
Click here for dynamic view | HI Res (17 MB)     

 

Ecological Footprint of the Subjects of the Russian Federation 2014
Full Report Russian (56 MB)  | Full Report English (12 MB)

 

Ecological Footprint and Sustainable Consumption in China 2014
Click here for dynamic view  | English (2 MB)  | Chinese (2 MB)

Living Planet Report 2012
Click here for dynamic view | English (16.22 MB)

Africa Ecological Footprint Report
Click here for dynamic view | English (7.6 MB)

Asia Pacific Ecological Footprint
Click here for dynamic view | English (4.8 MB)

China Ecological Footprint Report 2012
Click here for dynamic view | English (13 MB) | Chinese (13 MB)

Living Planet Report 2010
Click here for dynamic view | English (25.3 MB)

Living Planet Report 2008
Click here for dynamic view | English (4.6 MB)
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Canadian Living Planet Report 2007
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Europe 2007: Gross Domestic Product and Ecological Footprint
Click here for dynamic view | English (1.3 MB)

Living Planet Report 2006
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Europe 2005: The Ecological Footprint
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Living Planet Report 2004
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Living Planet Report 2002
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​​Living Planet Report 2000
Click here for dynamic view | English (1.7 MB)